TGF Farm Fresh Friday: Buttons and Twine!

(If you’re looking for my Whimsy & Stars Studio blog hop post, please click HERE or scroll down! Thanks!!!)

Happy Friday, everybody! This is my first of two posts for today, and I’m so excited to share this card with you! One of the reasons I enjoy stamping TGF’s Bean collection is that not only do they come with their own sentiments, but they are fun for when you want to express your “artsy” side!
I’ve really been inspired by chalkboard-themed cards and art lately, and I thought that “Lovey Bean” would be great to use with that style! It’s a really easy technique to do, especially if you’ve heat embossed a stamped image before! 

Here’s an example that I found on etsy:
art (c) Lily & Val
For my card, I stamped the image on black card stock with watermark ink, then sprinkled on some opaque white embossing powder, shook off the excess, then heat embossed the image.

I have found that it’s helpful to rub a static pouch over the card stock before heat embossing. It gets rid of most of the little random specks of embossing powder before they are heat set. I’ve also seen recommendations online to use dryer sheets, or talcum powder, but I haven’t tried either one yet.

Are you ready to join us? Here are the details that you’ll need to play along:
  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
  • Entries must be uploaded to the TGF blog via the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the challenge post no later than Thursday, February 14 at NOON CST. (You can add a direct link from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF Galleria. If the InLinkz tool isn’t working, just leave your link in the comments section of the challenge post on the TGF blog.)
  • The fabulous prize…a random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4×6 set! (We’ve increased our prize offering for 2013 — we hope you enjoy it!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! To see what the rest of the Showcase Team created to inspire your creations, stop by the TGF blog! We can’t wait to see what you’ll make for this challenge! 🙂